RIP Robin Williams (1951 – 2014).
US actor Robin Williams has died.
Well known for his roles in films such as Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji, Night at the Museum and the voice of Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, Williams was found dead at his home in California.
Many have been paying tribute since news broke of Williams’ apparent suicide, including US President, Barack Obama, who said “He was one of a kind”.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2014
In a statement, Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said she was “utterly heartbroken”. His publicist said the actor had been “battling severe depression”, and Williams had previously spoken about his struggles with drugs and alcohol. Rest in peace Robin Williams.
Rest in Peace+Laughter Robin Williams. Perhaps this tragedy will shed light on the seriousness of depression. You made us all so so happy.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. I am so sad. I never met him but just know he was a great guy. Rest in peace.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 12, 2014
Genie, you’re free. pic.twitter.com/WjA9QuuldD
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014
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